Notice of Availability, Cotterel Wind Power Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Resource Management Plan Amendment, 35692-35693 [05-12162]

Download as PDF 35692 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices Number analyses Type of analysis Total .................................................................................................................................................. Respondents submitting the drainage determination analyses and results are individuals, oil companies, and small businesses who are familiar with the collection requirements. Annual Responses: 2,880. Application Fee Per Response: 0. Annual Burden Hours: 6,835. Burden Clearance Officer: Ian Senio, (202) 452–5033. Dated: June 16, 2005. Ian Senio, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12221 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–320–1330–PB–24 1A; OMB Control Number 1004–0169] Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted the proposed collection of information listed below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). On June 25, 2004, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register (69 FR 35674) requesting comments on this proposed collection. The comment period ended on August 24, 2004. The BLM received no comments. You may obtain copies of the proposed collection of information and related forms and explanatory material by contacting the BLM Information Collection Clearance Officer at the telephone number listed below. The OMB is required to respond to this request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration your comments and suggestions on the requirement should be made within 30 days directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Interior Department Desk Officer (1004– 0169), at OMB–OIRA via facsimile to (202) 395–6566 or e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Bureau Information Collection Clearance Officer (WO–630), Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office, 7450 Boston Blvd, Springfield, Virginia 22153. VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Nature of Comments: We specifically request your comments on the following: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the burden of collecting the information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Title: Use and Occupancy (43 CFR 3715). OMB Control Number: 1004–0169. Bureau Form Number: Nonform information. Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management proposes to extend the currently approved collection of information from mining claimants concerning use and occupancy of their mining claims on public lands. The nonform information authorizes BLM to manage the use and occupancy on public lands for developing the mining deposits by mining claimants. Frequency: On occasion. Description of Respondents: Mining claimants and operators of prospecting, exploration, mining, and processing operations. Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours. Annual Responses: 150 Application Fee Per Response: 0. Information Collection Cost Recovery Fee: 0. Annual Burden Hours: 300. Bureau Clearance Officer: Ian Senio, (202) 452–5033. Dated: April 26, 2005. Ian Senio, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12222 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–M PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1,110 Hours 4,600 Cost 140,000 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–220–5101–ER–D025; IDI–33676] Notice of Availability, Cotterel Wind Power Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Resource Management Plan Amendment AGENCY: Lead Agency—Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Cooperating Agencies—U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior; Bureau of Reclamation, Interior; Bonneville Power Administration; Idaho Department of Lands; Cassia County Commissioners. Participating Agency—Idaho Department of Fish and Game. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Cotterel Wind Power Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Resource Management Plan Amendment. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321); the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), as amended; and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the Burley, Idaho Field Office of the Twin Falls District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), located in Cassia County, has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS)/ resource management plan amendment (DEIS/Amendment) to consider whether or not to grant a right-of-way and amend the 1985 Cassia Resource Management Plan (Cassia RMP). DATES: Written comments will be accepted for 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM intends to hold three public meetings during the 90-day comment period, one each in Boise, Burley, and Albion, Idaho. BLM will announce all public meeting times and locations at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or newsletter mailings. In addition, information on public meetings may be posted on the Internet at http://www.id.blm.gov/ planning/cotterel. ADDRESSES: Copies of the DEIS/ Amendment are available upon request from the Burley Field Office, Twin Falls District, 15 East, 200 South, Burley, E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices Idaho, 83318, phone 208–677–6678, or by email to scott_barker@blm.gov. You may request either a hard copy or a computer disc (cd). A copy of the DEIS/ Amendment may also be posted on the Internet at http://www.id.blm.gov/ planning/cotterel. To receive full consideration, comments must be postmarked no later than the last day of the written comment period. (The last day of the written comment period may be identified at the Internet address above, after publication of the EPA Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.) You may submit comments on the DEIS/Amendment using any of the following methods: • Mail: Scott Barker, Project Manager, Burley Field Office, Twin Falls District, Bureau of Land Management, 15 East, 200 South, Burley, Idaho 83318. • Fax: 208–677–6699. • Email: id_cotterelwind@blm.gov. • Hyperlink: id_cotterelwind@blm.gov. All public comments, including the names and mailing addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Burley Field Office in Burley, Idaho during regular business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the Final EIS/Amendment. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, please state this prominently at the beginning of your written correspondence. The BLM will honor such requests to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Barker, Project Manager, BLM Burley Field Office, 15 East, 200 South, Burley, Idaho 83318, phone 208–677– 6678, fax (209) 677–6699; or email: scott_barker@blm.gov. Windland, Inc., in partnership with Shell Wind Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies, is proposing to construct, operate and maintain a wind-powered electric generation facility on the ridgeline of Cotterel Mountain, near the towns of Albion, Malta, and Burley, Idaho. The DEIS/Amendment analyzes and discloses the effects of four alternatives, including the Proposed SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Action and No Action. Alternative A, the No Action Alternative, reflects existing direction in the Cassia RMP. Alternative B is the proponent’s proposed action, as submitted in their right-of-way application. Alternative C, the agency preferred alternative, is a modification of the proposed action that includes fewer but larger-output wind turbines, alternative access, alternative transmission line locations, and alternative turbine types. Alternative D is a modified version of Alternative C with a reduced number of wind turbines. The proposed action is not consistent with the Cassia RMP, which does not allow for the granting of rights-of-ways in the proposed project area. Therefore, the proposed plan amendment would allow for the decision maker to grant a right-of-way should that person decide to do so. Dated: May 5, 2005. Wendy Reynolds, Burley Field Office Manager, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 05–12162 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0151). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart B ‘‘Plans and Information, and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. DATES: Submit written comments by July 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) either by e-mail (OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov) or by fax (202) 395–6566, directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1010–0151). PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35693 Submit a copy of your comments to the Department of the Interior, MMS, via: • MMS’s Public Connect on-line commenting system, https:// ocsconnect.mms.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. • Fax: 703–787–1093. Identify with Information Collection Number 1010– 0151. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Rules Processing Team (RPT); 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010–0151’’ in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Rules Processing Team, (703) 787–1600. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR part 250, Subpart B— Plans and Information. OMB Control Number: 1010–0151. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq. and 43 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to prescribe rules and regulations to administer leasing of the OCS. Such rules and regulations will apply to all operations conducted under a lease. Operations on the OCS must preserve, protect, and develop oil and natural gas resources in a manner that is consistent with the need to make such resources available to meet the Nation’s energy needs as rapidly as possible; to balance orderly energy resource development with protection of human, marine, and coastal environments; to ensure the public a fair and equitable return on the resources of the OCS; and to preserve and maintain free enterprise competition. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35692-35693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12162]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID-220-5101-ER-D025; IDI-33676]


Notice of Availability, Cotterel Wind Power Project Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement/Resource Management Plan Amendment

AGENCY: Lead Agency--Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Cooperating 
Agencies--U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior; Bureau of 
Reclamation, Interior; Bonneville Power Administration; Idaho 
Department of Lands; Cassia County Commissioners. Participating 
Agency--Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Cotterel Wind Power Project Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement/Resource Management Plan Amendment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321); the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), as amended; and the Council on Environmental 
Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Burley, Idaho Field 
Office of the Twin Falls District of the Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM), located in Cassia County, has prepared a draft environmental 
impact statement (DEIS)/resource management plan amendment (DEIS/
Amendment) to consider whether or not to grant a right-of-way and amend 
the 1985 Cassia Resource Management Plan (Cassia RMP).

DATES: Written comments will be accepted for 90 days following the date 
the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice Availability 
in the Federal Register. The BLM intends to hold three public meetings 
during the 90-day comment period, one each in Boise, Burley, and 
Albion, Idaho. BLM will announce all public meeting times and locations 
at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news 
releases, and/or newsletter mailings. In addition, information on 
public meetings may be posted on the Internet at http://www.id.blm.gov/
planning/cotterel.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the DEIS/Amendment are available upon request from 
the Burley Field Office, Twin Falls District, 15 East, 200 South, 
Burley,

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Idaho, 83318, phone 208-677-6678, or by email to scott_barker@blm.gov. 
You may request either a hard copy or a computer disc (cd). A copy of 
the DEIS/Amendment may also be posted on the Internet at http://
www.id.blm.gov/planning/cotterel.
    To receive full consideration, comments must be postmarked no later 
than the last day of the written comment period. (The last day of the 
written comment period may be identified at the Internet address above, 
after publication of the EPA Notice of Availability in the Federal 
Register.)
    You may submit comments on the DEIS/Amendment using any of the 
following methods:
     Mail: Scott Barker, Project Manager, Burley Field Office, 
Twin Falls District, Bureau of Land Management, 15 East, 200 South, 
Burley, Idaho 83318.
     Fax: 208-677-6699.
     Email: id_cotterelwind@blm.gov.
     Hyperlink: id_cotterelwind@blm.gov.
    All public comments, including the names and mailing addresses of 
respondents, will be available for public review at the Burley Field 
Office in Burley, Idaho during regular business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published 
as part of the Final EIS/Amendment. Individual respondents may request 
confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from 
public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 
please state this prominently at the beginning of your written 
correspondence. The BLM will honor such requests to the extent allowed 
by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in 
their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Barker, Project Manager, BLM 
Burley Field Office, 15 East, 200 South, Burley, Idaho 83318, phone 
208-677-6678, fax (209) 677-6699; or email: scott_barker@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Windland, Inc., in partnership with Shell 
Wind Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Dutch/Shell 
Group of Companies, is proposing to construct, operate and maintain a 
wind-powered electric generation facility on the ridgeline of Cotterel 
Mountain, near the towns of Albion, Malta, and Burley, Idaho. The DEIS/
Amendment analyzes and discloses the effects of four alternatives, 
including the Proposed Action and No Action. Alternative A, the No 
Action Alternative, reflects existing direction in the Cassia RMP. 
Alternative B is the proponent's proposed action, as submitted in their 
right-of-way application. Alternative C, the agency preferred 
alternative, is a modification of the proposed action that includes 
fewer but larger-output wind turbines, alternative access, alternative 
transmission line locations, and alternative turbine types. Alternative 
D is a modified version of Alternative C with a reduced number of wind 
turbines.
    The proposed action is not consistent with the Cassia RMP, which 
does not allow for the granting of rights-of-ways in the proposed 
project area. Therefore, the proposed plan amendment would allow for 
the decision maker to grant a right-of-way should that person decide to 
do so.

    Dated: May 5, 2005.
Wendy Reynolds,
Burley Field Office Manager, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 05-12162 Filed 6-20-05; 8:45 am]
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